Charles Flanagan is an international fitness and fashion model signed and
currently represented by several agencies including: Silver Models Management,
Sports and Lifestyle unlimited, Physique Models and Wilhelmina Models. He has
modeled for Nike, Calvin Klein, Underarmour and William Rast to name a few.
One of Charles' biggest achievements to date is to be the only male model to
have recently appeared on America's Next Top Model. Right now he has three
campaigns in the works for Nike, Underarmour and Gaspari Nutrition.
"I love what I do and work hard at it. I was born in California but raised in
Washington I was destined to be a model at an early age as I started modeling at
the age of 5 doing catalogue work for stores like J.C Penny. Modeling is one of
the things that has been constant throughout my life.I moved to Seattle with my
father at the age of 7. I was a hyperactive child so my dad channeled that
energy into Football and Athletics. I found that I was gifted in both fields. My
dad’s background in training helped me start with basic training to not only
improve my natural ability but to focus my energy. He devised a program for me
comprising of basic movements and I have continued training in one form or
another since this early introduction." Stated Charles Flanagan
According to Charles training has been a part of who he is for as long as he
can remember. Later on he trained hard on the track and added world class
sprinter to his resume. He made the US Junior National Team and was ranked 8th
in the 200 meter dash. At 16 the death of a friend saw him focus his energy and
concentrate on the track and the pursuit of individual sports as opposed to
football. He had a lot of offers during his Senior Year of High School but
various injuries set him back. He attended Washington State University and in
his freshman year he continued to do well receiving an invitation to the
Prefontaine Classic, however before the competition he tore his hamstring once
again setting him back.
The summer before his next year of college he was involved in a serious car
accident almost losing his life. Doctors told Charles that he would not walk
again, the scar on his neck serves as a constant reminder to that time in his
life and how lucky he was to survive. As a result of the injuries he sustained
Charles lost his college scholarship.
Against Doctors orders he began to train again. He has continued training and
today he is stronger and fitter than he has ever been. Charles obtained his
certification as a personal trainer but chose not to pursue training as a
career. It was about this time that he started his career in the automotive
industry where he was successful at a very young age and held numerous
management positions for over a decade.
Throughout this time modeling was always there. A friend of his took some
photos and submitted them to Calvin Klein where they were picked up. From there
he continued with campaigns with some of the biggest companies in fashion and
sports culminating in his appearance on America’s Next Top Model becoming the
only male model to appear on the show.
Recently Charles expanded his resume into the competitive arena. In April
this year he competed in Los Angeles at the NPC Grand Prix taking 1st in a line
up of 30 plus quality competitors in his first men’s Physique show. He is making
plans to compete in the near future and obtain his professional status.
"I believe competing will only enhance my endeavor to be printed in more
fitness publications and obtain my ultimate goal of a cover. I also believe it
will help me expand my general audience and the types of people that I am able
to influence. My fan base encompasses fashion, fitness, Sport and competitive
bodybuilding. I am now a busy personal trainer and fitness model and I’m often
approached in regards to training, diet and supplementation advice. The look I
have I believe is multifaceted. I can be marketed and indeed appeal to main
stream fashion and sports arenas as well as bodybuilding markets." Stated
In August this year he had the opportunity to make a promotional video for a
Lifetime Fitness . The video is currently being shown across 400 LifeTime
Fitness Centers across the USA.